I am steadily working on finishing the W.I.P.s that are stored around the sewing room. Last time I showed you a 24″ baby quilt made with 4 blue and white blocks. Don’t know how it has happened, but I have more blue fabric to show you!
First the three F2F swap blocks for this month. All blocks are 12 inch square. These three blocks have arrived safely at Avis’s house in the UK. ( her blog: Oh Sew Tempting ) She requested bright blues and purples.
As I spied other swap participants working with some lighter blues than I had pulled, I included the lighter background fabric in the first block in the hope my darker blocks would blend with the others.
Block 2 is a test block for a new design I have in mind. It will be called ‘Chrystal’. Avis had asked for solid fabrics, batiks or small print. Many of fabrics are scraps I was given by another quilter. I love how I can use even the smallest bits.
This last block , also paper pieced as the other two, is also a test block for a new pattern. This will become ‘Take Flight’ which I hope to make available somewhere in the beginning of 2016.
This weekend I was also able to finally use a quilt top that I made in January 2014… Almost two years ago. Yikes, why does time go so fast?
Anyway, This top was backed with a piece of gifted navy blue fleece that matched and fitted perfectly. I did not free motion it but used a decorative stitch on my Janome 77o0.(stitch 19) It is a wavy stitch and I made it as large and wide as my machine would let me. It went together pretty quickly.
Here is one of the original pictures showing , however blurry and yellowed, some of the fabrics I used. Amy Butler, Ty Pennington and some mystery scraps.
Bound with more Amy Butler.
And the dark navy on the back. Can you see the wavy stitch?
This last quit was gifted to somebody undergoing serious medical treatment. Weird thing is that back in 2014 when I put this top together, I had meant this to go to the same person (who was fine back then) … but I never got round to finishing it. I am glad I was able to give it now.
Lots of hugs,
P.s. Linking up with Let’s be Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.